Monday, April 6, 2015

San Diego Side Trip - Karl Strauss Brewing Co.

One day when Tabitha was in meetings, I took a drive to downtown San Diego to check out Karl Strauss Brewing Co. for lunch, and the trend of great food and great beer continued.


Here's my summary.
  • The beer: excellent quality, lots of high-gravs.  Only downside: many of them are only available in bombers.
  • The food: I had the best burger I've ever eaten.  A turkey burger with Danish blue cheese, roasted beets, pickled onions, curly endive, tomato, and horseradish-Ale mayo, with a side of homestyle chips covered with a balsamic reduction.
  • The atmosphere: nice, upscale bar.  Plenty of brick and clean, shiny wood.  Only complaint was parking; I walked about 6 blocks.
  • The service: Highly attentive.  I'm not sure if they thought I was going to run away or what (I was sitting alone on the patio out front), but I was asked how every beer tasted, my food, etc. several times.  I even got to taste a beer or two that I didn't order.  Couldn't complain.

Best burger ever. 

Now, if we could only find an excuse to go back...

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